GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta, GA

June 24, 2016

Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred at an apartment complex near Monroe Drive in Atlanta, Georgia.

Preliminary information indicates that on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at approximately 11:52 pm, an off-duty Atlanta Police Officer serving as a courtesy officer at the Monroe Place Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia put a call out over the police radio for a “suspicious person” who he suspected was attempting to break into a car at a parking garage that he was patrolling.  The off-duty officer pursued the subject on a lengthy foot chase spanning though a parking deck and around the apartment complex.  The subject entered a vehicle believed to belong to an associate, where he encountered one on-duty APD officer.  The on-duty responding officer fired his weapon, striking the subject in the head.  The subject was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.  The individual was identified as Deravis Rogers, age 22, of Atlanta, Georgia.

The autopsy was performed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday, June 23rd.  The preliminary findings revealed Rogers died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the head.

No police officers were injured during this incident.  During the investigation of the scene, evidence was recovered inside the vehicle including a magazine for a handgun; however, no handgun was located.  There has been no indication that Rogers used a weapon during the incident.

The investigation is in its early stages and is ongoing.  The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to the District Attorney for review. 

Contact Information: 
Nelly Miles - 404.270.8332